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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2570–2575

Up-conversion of a megahertz mid-IR supercontinuum

Sune Dupont, Peter M. Moselund, Lasse Leick, Jacob Ramsay, and Søren R. Keiding  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 10, pp. 2570-2575 (2013)

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We present an cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating (XFROG) measurement of a megahertz IR supercontinuum generated in a step-index ZBLAN fiber. The resulting spectrogram gives the dispersion characteristics of the fiber and reveals that it has three zero-dispersion wavelengths. A comparison of the measured spectrogram with numerical simulations shows that this dispersion profile allows a notable dispersive-wave generation toward long wavelengths. Furthermore, the sum-frequency generation process in the XFROG measurement gives the possibility of measuring the IR light with fast Si-based detectors, such as CCD arrays.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 14, 2013
Published: September 3, 2013

Sune Dupont, Peter M. Moselund, Lasse Leick, Jacob Ramsay, and Søren R. Keiding, "Up-conversion of a megahertz mid-IR supercontinuum," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 2570-2575 (2013)

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